“My father, was going to lose his job, or get a transfer but my father was uneducated, so therefore he got one of his friends to write a letter to the railway, to the British rail, to say that, 'I don't want, I, to transfer, to another place'…so they said, 'Yeah fair enough. We will pay you.' So my father left, his job and applied to come England.”

Lorry arrived to Bolton in the 1960s. His early working life was in the textile trade, starting out at Holdsworth Brothers Mill, but his real passions were mechanics and music.

Unable to access a career as an engineer due to poor experiences of the education system, he taught himself mechanics and began working on cars of all sorts.

He also got involved in the local music scene with his multi-racial band Funk Junction.

Lorry shares a rich mix of stories of his life, including honest accounts of racial prejudice, his role in protesting for the rights of Asian mill workers, the power of music and the story of Funk Junction and his memories of Wigan Casino.

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